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Carl Joseph Hayes

September 1, 1940 ~ January 19, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Carl Hayes Obituary

Carl Joseph Hayes, age 83 of Grand Haven, passed away Friday, January 19, 2024, at Trinity Health Muskegon Hospital. He was born on September 1, 1940, in Indianapolis, IN, the son of Charles Hayes and Vivian Moore.

Upon his graduation from high school, Carl proudly served our country in the US Navy from 1958 to 1962.  He was a talented machinist pattern maker and was employed by Caterpillar Corp. and Chrysler Automotive, later retiring from Andersen Pattern in Muskegon.

Carl had a love for classic cars and motorcycles and had owned many over his lifetime.  He was also an avid tool collector, known to many as the “tool man”, and would often set up his products for sale at flea markets and other venues along the west coast of Michigan. Carl enjoyed “wheeling and dealing” the most and would often be seen at local garage sales. He was a generous man with a big heart who was always looking for ways to give back to others. 

Carl is survived by his three children: Amy (Paul) Pirrotta, Jill Hayes, and Chris Hayes; his beloved grandson who he just loved spending time with, Travis Michaels; great-granddaughter, Lotus Bondurant; and his two sisters, Becky (Mark) Gluff and Janet (Bill) Craig.  

He was preceded in death by his brother, Gordon Lynn.

Private family services were held.

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